High performance coprocessor boards of the 80s and 90s - was Re: SGI ONYX

Adrian Graham binarydinosaurs at gmail.com
Thu Apr 21 07:25:22 CDT 2016

On 21 April 2016 at 13:04, Jules Richardson <jules.richardson99 at gmail.com>

> OS-wise the 32016 ran something called Panos, with Pandora as the firmware
> - mostly written in Modula-2.  Acorn (working with Logica) attempted a
> Xenix port, and some documentation references Xenix as being available, but
> I don't think it was ever released; having to run all the I/O across the
> Tube interface just proved to be too much of a bottleneck.

PANOS you say? Here it is running on the ABC-310:


(that picture was taken in 2002. I powered it up again late last year and
everything was OK APART from the ST225 which *nearly* works...)

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